Sunday, May 11, 2014

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna

The first thing that made me purchase this is because of the packaging. Second, because RIHANNA. Who doesn't love her voice? And because sometimes, dressing down doesn't mean you don't have to have a red lippie on. It makes everything look polished!

Packaging

Other than the obvious that it's red, it looks really matte and feels really velvety. It also has Riri's signature inside, as you can see below.

Shade and Finish
Viva Glam Rihanna is described by MAC as blue-red with frost finish. Also, "Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS." That's a good one! You won't feel guilty when purchasing this for yourself. *wink* Heads up, this is a limited edition
My crooked front teeth isn't showing! Horah!
My Thoughts
Glides on smoothly and doesn't accentuate dry lips. I thought it will be super frosty but it's actually not. It has visible micro sparkles in silver but it gives dimension on the lips. See photo above? It's totally a personal preference when purchasing a red lipsticks in a finish you want. I also like it in matte but sometimes, in shimmer as well.

It stayed on my lips within hours; almost 3-5 (without eating!). The center part fades after eating so I suggest bringing the lipstick with you when going out. (Who doesn't?) It doesn't bleed on me. It transfers like crazy! Seeing red lipstick on your food (e.g. fries) is just, ugh. Hahaha but no one should definitely know about that except you.

Overall
I like this lipstick. But love? I don't know. I can wear red lipstick from day to night, but not everyday. But some people do! (Bows down to them!) Compared to the amplified creme finish, this is less moisturizing on my lips but it doesn't really dry them out. And, this retails for 1000php. I've also read that some aren't a fan of MAC's frost finish. I have no problems with it and actually I like it! It's not over the top as opposed to what some people say.

29 comments:

  1. It looks so pretty on you, bbgrl! :)

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  2. Love the packaging and the color on you! Beautiful look!

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    raincouverbeauty.blogspot.com

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  3. Hey! I'm a new follower ^^

    I like the red packaging, especially when it has Riri's signature inside and the great charity idea for every purchase! The shade looks great on you.

    Hope you have a great day!

    xx,

    felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm a new follower on your blog too! :> *still back-reading right now* Hahaha
    Yes yes, all of the Viva Glam lipsticks goes to MAC AIDS fund. Pretty cool!

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  5. Love the background bokeh effect! You look so glam! :*

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  6. And I'm thinking of changing it. Hahahaha *indecisive folk right here*

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  7. the packaging is gorgeous! and the shade is really pretty as well :) thanks for the review I always thought of MAC lipsticks to be too pricey but I might consider getting one..

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  8. It's a bit pricey too, to be honest. But it has quality. I'd rather buy this than a product half of MAC's price but won't work. :)

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  9. Woww that just looks so good on you! I'm not a big fan of frost finishes on my self, but this lipstick looks amazing on you :) Love your blogxxx

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  10. I have this and super love it to bits! :)

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  11. There's also another frost finish from MAC that isn't too frosty too but I totes forget the shade :(

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  12. youre so ganda talaga elle! i love your close up shots. its not that frosty pala i also thought that itll be too shimmery but it looks nice and plumpy instead :)

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  13. The camera lies I tell you!!! Hahahahaha
    Uhuh! And topping it off with the lipglass gave it much dimension! It was really beautiful, but I didn't get the lipglass as I am not a fan of it.

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  14. I love your blog Elle - just followed! ♥
    Would love if you checked out mine sometime too so we can stay in touch!

    AIMEROSE

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  15. Looks good on you! Unfortunately I don't think I can pull off bright reds, or reds at all - I feel like I end up looking like a clown, haha.

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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  16. It looks great on you Elle!

    Did you check the MAC Playland Collection? there's a lot of pretty lippies there, I especially love the shade "Toying Around" it's in amplified finish, you might want to check it out. hehe. But I didn't buy it lang, I've been saving for something eh...hehe

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  17. I am also eyeing for toying around!!! But still having thoughts of purchasing it or not. I'd like to but I think I'm buying the ones in the Alluring line (if it's gonna be available here) The packaging kasi is sooo nice. Hahaha

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  18. I thought about the clown thing when I was still in College! Hahahaha They just don't fit me and I see girls around campus wearing red and I'm just like "how do you even pull a red lippie in school and in daylight?"

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  19. ay im also waiting for the alluring line. i was going to buy it online sana last 15 when it came out - but the blush that i wanted got sold out after a few hours omg. do you know when or if they will be released here sa pinas? :)

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  20. Everything got sold out in an instant! Grabe! Hahaha
    I am really hoping it'll be available dito sa Pinas. Ewan ko nalang kung hindi. :(((( Online purchase nalang ang pag-asa. Hahaha
    I'm really eyeing for Mystical and Goddess of the Sea.

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  21. It'll be available in the Philippines! Wooot woot! On June 2014! :)

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  22. You look so good with red lipsticks ^^ I'm jelly :p I love the packaging but not obsessed with Riri like "I must have this in my life".. So I skipped it ~

    Kay ♡ imladiiekay

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  23. Really? I still think I look like a clown sometimes. Hahahahaha
    I got because of the packaging too. Hahaha I am that typical consumer when companies place "limited edition" to something, I should get it. Hahahaha Which kind of sucks :((( Hahaha

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  24. haha I feel ya :p As long as it's Limited Edition, I have to have it! even if I don't like the product.

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  25. Not a fan of MAC's Frost formulation but VGR's color is soo pretty ;) Also, who wouldn't love that limited edition packaging?

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